So we bid farewell to a successful and exciting show season. The State Fair was a big weekend with over 450 goats in competition. Our dry yearling who went GCH in WS did it again and then the next day joined her older herdmates in the Get of Sire (3 does - same sire) and they went first, even though she was "dry" - not in milk. Sunday our 2yo Senza again went 1st and 1st udder; 2yo class, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, with 1st udder; 3yo, 1st, 2nd, and 1st udder; 4yo 1st, 3rd, not 1st udder; aged doe class (5 and over), 1st, 1st udder and GCH. Then our other finished GCH Raya came in and beat our 5yo for Best of Breed (BOB). We lost Best in Show (BIS) deservedly to a 7yo Toggenberg. We took 1st in all group classes we entered, except Best Dairy Herd in Show - Toggenberg - and ended with Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor. That will sustain me through the flagylized winter that is coming - the flagylized part is already here. Winter - the dark season - is coming. We have war, drought, fire. Maybe I should leave out this part - we are all only too aware of these bad things, but we need to continue with our strivings, if for no other reason than we are the good guys. Yesterday, I took Rachel to the Vet School in Raleigh, and got lost. I stopped at a police station to find our where I was and told two nice young fellows about us. I also told the surgeon and two techs about us. Even after being on flagyl up to two days before we left, I ran around for 18 hours 3 days in a row (we both did - again), showed all day, drove home, fed and milked. All told, a really good show season.